Web links: Hair condition resources

June 1, 2009

A collection of web links about hair conditions, from a variety of dermatology resources.

Although hair is made up of dead cells, it's a crucial part of one's identity. Babies who rub their head and develop a bald strip usually have no health concerns, but their parents may want a derm consult to ease their conscience. Older kids who experience hair loss may have stress-related hair loss-or just tried to give themselves a haircut. These links connect you to many of the hairy problems your patients may ask about.

Alopecia: http://www.stlouischildrens.org/content/greystone_1221.htm
From the St. Louis Children's Hospital.

Children's hair loss: http://www.americanhairloss.org/children_hair_loss/
From the non-profit American Hair Loss Association.

Dandruff: http://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/HealthAZ/Dandruff.aspx?articleID=8463&categoryID=
From Toronto's Hospital for Sick Kids.

Electrolysis: http://www.webmd.com/skin-beauty/electrolysis-for-removing-hair
From WebMD.

First haircut: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_haircut/
A cultural guide from Wikipedia.

Female pattern baldness: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001173.htm
From MedlinePlus.

Folliculitis http://www.chop.edu/consumer/your_child/wellness_index.jsp?id=-8270
From the Children's Hosptial of Philadelphia.

Gray hair: http://www.riversideonline.com/health_reference/Childrens-Health/AN01324.cfm
From the MayoClinic.com Health Library.

Hair diseases and hair loss: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/hairdiseasesandhairloss.html
From MedlinePlus.

Hair loss with cancer: http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/health/info/cancer/home/hair-loss.htm
From the Cincinnati Children's Hospital.